Interior Women's Health
Board Certified OB-GYNS, Midwives & Advanced Nurse Practitioners located in Fairbanks, AK
The decision as to what birth control to use is quite personal. With so many options, however, you may need a little guidance in determining which one is best for your family goals, beliefs, and sexual habits. Women in Fairbanks, Alaska, trust Interior Women’s Health to help them acquire birth control that supports their needs and lifestyle. The team offers implants, pills, IUDs, and other options for contraception. Call today or book online to schedule your birth control consultation.
Birth Control Q&A
Which birth control methods are the most popular?
The team at Interior Women’s Health offers a number of popular birth control options. These include:
- Barrier devices, such as condoms and diaphragms
- Hormonal contraception, such as the pill, vaginal ring, and injections
- Implants, such as Nexplanon®
- Intrauterine devices, including copper and hormonal versions
- Permanent sterilization through tubal ligation or (male) vasectomy
- Fertility monitoring methods
The doctors help you understand the pros and cons of each option and provide insertion or prescriptions as necessary.
Which birth control method is right for me?
The type of birth control you choose is based on many factors, including your:
- Family plans
- Number of sexual partners
- Need for convenience
- Comfort with using certain methods
- Pre-existing health conditions or health history
The doctors at Interior Women’s Health review your medical history and existing health to determine which types are most appropriate for you. For example, if you’re looking for a birth control method that you don’t have to remember to take or insert, an IUD or hormonal implant may be best for you. If you are unable to use a hormonal option due to a health condition, a copper IUD may be the best choice.
What birth control protects me from sexually transmitted diseases?
The only protection against sexually transmitted disease (STD) are male and female condoms, but they aren’t the most reliable when it comes to preventing pregnancy. Using a dual method of protection, such as the pill and a condom, when you have multiple partners or a partner with multiple partners, is recommended for optimal protection from STDs and pregnancy.
What should I expect during birth control counseling?
The doctors at Interior Women’s Health take time to learn your family plans and overall health before recommending options for birth control that best fits your needs.
If you decide to have an implant or IUD inserted, the team explains what to expect during insertion. The insertion process is a minor in-office procedure that sometimes can be done on the day of your consultation or scheduled for a later date. You may also receive a prescription or shot in-office if you choose the pill or Depo Provera for contraception.
For a comprehensive review of your birth control options, call Interior Women’s Health today to set up a consultation or book online.